26 March 2009

Pyjamas for the Girls!

Six years ago I had to make a ballet costume for Heidi's first ballet concert. I hadn't made clothes for years and it was quite a challenge. Since then I have had to make another four costumes for two more concerts and have now come to enjoy the challenge.

Not only does Heidi-Mari like ballet and ballet costumes, she also likes pretty, feminine dresses. Since you only get hipsters and skirts and no dresses in the shops, I had to learn how to make dresses. Last year I did a few basic dressmaking courses and started experimenting with different textures, styles and patterns.

Once a year I visit sewingpatterns on the internet, preferably when they have an end of season sale, and order my patterns directly from them. This year I decided to try to make some pyjamas and doll clothes for Danika’s dolls.

As soon as I received the patterns from overseas, I couldn’t wait to start cutting the fabric. But I had to restrain myself during the week and work only on weekends. Since I have really come to enjoy making clothes, it was very difficult.

Last week I finished Heidi-Mari's pyjamas! Just in time for her visit with Daddy to Durban. I also made for Danika. Look how beautiful my two girls look in their pyjamas.

Unfortunately, it seems like autumn is knocking at the door. I will need to start with winter pyjamas, very soon!

1 comment:

Huisvrou said...

Oe, Linnie...
Jy sien kans vir so baie!
Op skool was die naaldwerkjuffrou te dankbaar toe ek st 7 die vak los. In matriek het ek 'n QuickStitch kursus van Bernina gevolg en myself totaal verloor - heerlik.

Maar Leticia verkies weer die hipsters en "boys look" - tot ma se verdriet. En sy weier volstrek om enigiets wat ek gemaak het aan te trek. Persoonlik sien ek nie kans vir krae en knoopsgate nie - dus maak ek ook nie vir die seuns klere nie.

Maar die lus takel my dikwels - dalk moet ek net soos jy, voet neersit en doen.

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